India-China Border Dispute: Why Does China Claims Arunachal Pradesh

India-China border dispute

India-China Border Dispute: The border dispute between India and China has been going on for years. There are many areas of India on which China claims.  One of these is Arunachal Pradesh, the 24th state of India, and it is the largest state among the geographically northeastern states.  China has been behind Arunachal Pradesh for many years. China considers it his territory. China refers to Arunachal Pradesh as southern Tibet. 

Although Tibet also declared itself an independent nation many years ago, China does not believe it and asserts its authority over it. 

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India-China Border Dispute
India-China Border Dispute

China initially claimed Tawang, the northern part of Arunachal Pradesh. Tawang is a beautiful city here, which is situated at an altitude of 3500 meters above sea level in the foothills of the Himalayas. 

There is also a vast Buddhist temple, which dates back to the 17th century. It is a sacred site for the Buddhists of Tibet. It is said that in ancient times Indian rulers and Tibetan rulers did not set any definite boundary between Tibet and Arunachal Pradesh.

India-China Border Dispute
India-China Border Dispute

Even till 1912, no clear boundary line was drawn between Tibet and India, as neither Mughals nor the British had any authority over these areas. 

Because of this, the people of India and Tibet were also confused about the border. Representatives of Tibet, China, and British India met in Shimla in 1914 to determine the boundary. 

At that time, the British rulers considered Tawang and the southern part as part of India, which was also accepted by the representatives of Tibet, but China was unwilling to accept it. So he left the meeting. 

India-China Border Dispute
India-China Border Dispute

Later this entire region was recognized internationally, and it came on the map of India and the world. By the way, China also does not consider Tibet as an independent nation. In such a situation, he does not even accept his decision on Tawang. 

India-China Border Dispute
India-China Border Dispute

He has always wanted Tawang to come under his control, a sacred place for Tibetan Buddhists. Tawang was captured by China in 1962 when there was a war between India and China but later retreated. 

After this, India took the entire area under its control. The whole world may consider Tawang a part of India, but China is not ready to accept it even today.

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